Hamas the Likely Victor in Palestinian Elections

Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniya waves during a press conference in Gaza City Jan. 26.

Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniya waves during a press conference in Gaza City Jan. 26. Getty Images hide caption

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The Islamic Hamas movement appears to have won Wednesday's Palestinian parliamentary elections. An official announcement will be made later Thursday. The apparent victory for Hamas, a sworn enemy of Israel, will have major implications for the Middle East peace process.

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